The back does not have a hanger. DH thinks he can put some one, the ones with teeth.
The books fit in front of the dolls.
More can fit in the huggy pose.
The 12 stands do come with the self & they are plastic, but work well. The stands hold their legs vs holding at the waist. My DD discovered the stands hold Sari up also (Sari can also wear mini clothes over her clothes).
I think they did not add a hanger because it could get heavy hanging on a wall.
The stands have 2 contoured clear plastic pieces for the dolls' legs to fit into, about the height of a mini doll's knees, sitting on a white plastic circular base. I think they look like a pretty good design, and the dolls are definitely stable when fitted into them. The price seems reasonable to me, if one wanted a place to display mini dolls, 25th anniversary or other.
The only negative I've heard is that people wish it could hang and not just sit somewhere. I have some of the holiday minis but I don't care for the shelf. I just like to pose my minis doing things around the house instead.
I got the shelf for Christmas and it is so beautiful! Well worth the price in my opinion. I have a lot of my regular minis on it since I did not buy all the holiday ones. The ovals do not indent. I wish they were not there but honestly they are pretty easy to cover up. I can hardly see mine with the minis on the shelf which I find strange. I don't plan on using the stickers since about half of my minis are anniversary dolls and the others are not.
Photos using it for things other than the mini dolls, by request:
I think it looks good with larger/taller accessories actually. Clara is not in any stand, I was pleasantly surprised she stood up on her own. I am not sure about putting shoes in it. I almost think you would need to fashion a couple more shelving pieces in between for it to look nice with shoes.